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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 437 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EMMANUEL ARMAND DE WIGNEROD DU PLESSIS DE RICHELIEU AIGUILLON, Duc D' (1720-1782), French states-man, nephew of the marechal de Richelieu, was born on the 31st of July 1720. He entered the army at the age of seventeen, and at the age of nineteen was made colonel of the regiment of Brie. He served in the campaigns in Italy during the War of the Austrian Succession, was seriously wounded at the siege of Chateau-Dauphin (1744), was taken prisoner (1746) and was made marechal de camp in 1748. His marriage in 1740 with Louise Felicite de Brehan, daughter of the comte de Plelo, See E. Flechier, Oraison funebre de Mme. Marie de Wignerod, duchesse d'Aiguillon; Bonneau-Avenant, La duchesse d'Aiguillon (1879); Mimoires de Saint-Simon, ed. by A. de Boislisle (1879 et seq.).
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